The Park Hyatt Zanzibar Hotel Review is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report.
Getting There: I bargained for a $5 ride to the hotel. It’s not far from the airport so don’t over pay.
Someone didn’t do his homework. Like all my academic career, I wait until the last minute to study. Procrastinating has yet to hurt me too badly in my travels. In Zambia, I managed to take a trip to the Devil’s Pool without booking in advance, even though five days are recommended. In Kyoto, I secured a reservation at Endo Tempura, despite not reserving five months ahead of time, as is the norm.
For this trip, I booked the Park Hyatt months in advance to make sure that I received a suite upgrade. That was not the problem with my stay. The issue was that the hotel is located in Stone Town, a two-hour drive from the best beaches of Zanzibar.
I landed at 1AM and hoped that my Globalist status would give me an early, early check in. Fortunately, luckily, amazingly, it did.
The Hotel Itself
The hotel is gorgeous. It is as palatial as the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.
The suite was more than I expected. It was beautiful. The Oman influence can be seen by the doorways, the lamps, and overall design.
Nothing like a huge king size Park Hyatt bed for a super early check-in. After running around for weeks, I rejoiced at the sight of luxury.
Do you remember the bathrooms in Uyuni, Bolivia? I’m still trying to forget. Thank you Park Hyatt for changing the subject.
The Other Bathroom
It’s not romantic to have only one bathroom.
The breakfast was disappointing in terms of the food but not the view. For some reason, they were always out of orange juice. The omelette had too much cheese and the buffet was lacking in variety.
I was eager to get to my vacation, but around every corner was another beautiful photo opportunity.
The infinity pool was more of a splash pool to cool off than a place to spend your day.
The beach was serviceable. It was nice enough but crowded. People do not come to Zanzibar for the beaches of Stone Town.
There is a gym but I recommend soccer on the beach instead.
The Champagne Video
When you think garbage, you think Akeem. When you think TPOL, you think champagne [silent disco Emirates a380 silent disco video ]. When you think Zanzibar, you think Freddie Mercury. Put it all together and you end up with this celebration:
Why I Checked Out Early
Stone Town is a stopover for a day, if that. As beautiful as the Park Hyatt is as a hotel, I didn’t travel all the way to Zanzibar to spend my time in the room.
There is no doubt that this hotel is lovely. However, I have to recommend skipping this PH unless you have a late arrival in Zanzibar and want to check out Stone Town.